June 30, 2011
I'll try an shake it up a bit - I just realized I've posted three macro shots in a row. What can I say macro is just so much fun! One thing that sets this shot slightly apart is that I only pressed the shutter button twice. I'm try to teach myself to set up the shot and envisage it all before I even think of hitting the shutter button. Sometimes I can take a HEAP of shots just to get one single photo. It's all about becoming a smarter photographer.
So I have a question... I often struggle to figure out how to 'sign off' from my posts. Are you a fan of the signature type thing or do you like it to be a different sign off every time? What's your opinion?
Until next time I hope your week has been magnificent!
Once again -- how much do I love macro!!??!! It's like you get a whole different perspective on life. I mean I could have just taken a normal - kind of uninteresting - shot of the shirt but instead I decided to focus on the details which looks a lot more interesting in my opinion.
One more update and then I'm back on schedule.
This little device has saved me from a bad picture due to dirty glass. It clears away smudges, dirt, and anything else that may have made it's way onto my lenses in the course of a shoot. It's the most useful thing for cleaning my lenses - and I've tried most things on the market.
Hold tight another update is on its way.
I love the way the lake acts as a gigantic mirror. You get a perfect image of the tree line. I wish the lily pads hadn't have been in the way as much. They just ruined the perfect mirror image. I'll defiantly be heading back to that spot.
Another update is coming your way super soon.
Do you recognize the photo on the order of service? Yep that's right... It's one of the photos from one of engagement photoshoot. Such an honor. I love the color coded candy! The blue and white theme was present through-out the whole wedding. I love little details like that! Don't you?
Hey guess what? Another post is coming your way super soon.
The whole experience completely underscored my love and passion for photography. I am now confident that this (photography) is what I want to do with my life. For instance during the ceremony I kept on wishing I could leave my seat to get that 'perfect' shot just beyond the confines of my seat even though my mum secured me an amazing seat for the ceremony.
I was obsessed with the details.
My beautiful cousin asked me to run a photobooth at the reception. I, of course, accepted in a heartbeat! It was so so much fun. I was in my element let me tell you. Organizing people, setting up the shot, focusing, seeing the final photo - pure bliss. There were all kinds of props like fake mustaches, feather boas and funny hats. It was a blast! And I'm pretty sure everyone else had fun too. I can't wait to show the happy couple all the fun photos.
In between taking a plethora of photobooth photos I ran around trying to capture The reception had so many fantastic elements - a color coded candy bar, a fun photobooth and a couple of old school typewriters to write notes to the happy couple. It was a photographers paradise.
Thank you so much for letting me share in your joy.
Mrs - you are amazing! You made a beautiful bride.
And the Mr - so handsome
May you experience every happiness.
Hold tight another update is on the way...
June 24, 2011
I think these little flowers are wonderful. Such pure white with bright purple dots. It's glorious! I'd love this pattern on some material. To me one of the wonderful things about macro photography is that you get to opportunity to see things that are easily missed by the naked eye.
Until my next post - which won't be for a few days - I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
So even though it didn't work out how I wanted it's still a nice picture of my cute purple Holga camera.
How has your week been?
June 23, 2011
It was a little difficult to get this photo as I was holding my bracelet in one hand and (struggling) to hold me camera with the other. It's at moments like that that I realize that I usually hold my camera with both hands.
Until my next post I hope your week has been fantastic!
So I decided I needed to document this perfect hair and it seemed like a nice day to do my weekly self-portrait shot. In an effort to find a lovely background I went to the beach. What a mistake! The minute the salty wind hit my hair the 'perfect hair day' was lost forever.
Despite the resulting messy hair it was a lovely spot to watch the sun disappear from the sky. It was such a beautiful spot I'm planning to go back there to get some pretty landscape spots. One of the many benefits of doing this project is that I've found so many wonderful little spots in Brisbane.
There's another post coming soon!
June 21, 2011
I love how the sparks fly out. It all happens so fast that I never realize how far the sparks fly. What can I say? Sometimes I love the simply things in life. Are you a fan of sparklers?
Until next time my dear friends I hope your week is off to a wonderful start and that you manage to enjoy the simple and the beautiful things in life.
But back to the Kitchen Tea. It was a lovely time of fun, food and a few games. My favorite part however was that I got to play photographer!! It was heaps of fun. It reinforced my desire to maybe become professional one day.
One of my favorite shots of the day was of my other cousin's little baby girl. She has the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen.
Isn't she stunning? Such a little cutie! Check out her mum's blog - she a super talented crafter and photographer. All in all it was a wonderful weekend spent with some lovely people celebrating a special lady.
There's another update on the way...
June 20, 2011
They were so sweet and so fresh. I liked them so much I had to go back and buy another punnet! There's something so satisfying about eating fresh produce. Are you a fan of strawberries? After looking at this picture for a while I think it's about time for a midnight snack of some strawberries.
More to come soon but for now I'm off to have a snack!
After dinner we went to a club/lounge which was beautifully decorated. It was quite an interesting experience - going into the city on a Friday night isn't exactly my usual habit. But I had a blast and it was wonderful to spend some time with some fabulous people.
Another update is on the way...
June 17, 2011
Unfortunately my scanner just doesn't do the actual colors justice. The camera can be used to take really cute portrait pic and I adore what it comes out with for landscape shots. It proves to be the perfect complimentary companion to my DSLR.
Do you like seeing my instax prints? I'm thinking of doing something like this from time to time. Like every month or so. Something like my month in review in instax prints. Would you be interested in something like that?
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Please excuse the grainy quality of the photo. I was hand holding for this shot so I had to bump the ISO way up to get an adequate shutter speed. It's kind of cool that you can make out 'Happy Birthday' stamped on the side of the candles. Are you a fan of birthdays?
Just as a warning there will probably be a bit of a lag between this post and my next one. I have another big weekend and probably won't have time to get to it for a few days. So sorry in advance for the delay. In the meantime I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Petals always seem so velvety soft. It makes me want to gather a big bag of them and bury my head inside. But the main thing is that this flower made me smile and I saw the beauty in the moment.
One more post and then we're up to date.
June 16, 2011
I really like the idea of focusing on the tuning post with a 'blurry' person playing. It adds a nice sense of place to it rather than just being a of a random instrument. The idea was great but the execution was lacking. Anybody want to be my model?
Stay tuned for more...
Anyway one of my fab friends gave me the most wonderful handmade chocolates. (Thanks Miss C!). Each one of them were like little works of art... But this one was the prettiest (and yummiest) in my opinion.
It was glistening and gorgeous. Almost too pretty to eat - but I must confess it didn't last much longer after this photo was taken. Chocolate dipped in more chocolate with a shiny sugar frosting. Oh my! It's like someone knew all my favorite foods and put them together in one delectable morsel. Yum.
Guess what? There's another post coming soon...
It was yet another fantastic day with my friends. We drove down the coast and I got to get some more practice at portrait photography. Thanks guys for letting me take endless photos!
Aren't they awesome? It was a great weekend full of great conversation and many, many laughs (and lots of food). Unfortunately the whole time they were up here it was cold and overcast. So much for the Sunshine State. But we had a great time despite in inclement weather.
Another post is on the way
Last weekend was a fabulously fun weekend. I have three lovely ladies come to visit me! You remember the three girls I met on tour who I then went to visit in Sydney? Well that decided to return the favor and come visit me!
It was amazing to spend some time with these awesome ladies. I found it wonderful to hang out with my friends and show them around my city. It allowed my to become a bit of a tourist in my own city. I discovered that I actually really like Brisbane. Try being a tourist in your own city. It'll allow you to see it with fresh eyes and you might find you appreciate it more than you think.
June 13, 2011
This shot was taken in a huge park near my house. It had a lovely line of trees which seemed to make a natural corridor. Can anybody say perfect place for a portrait? I'm planning to go back there if there for any portraits I may take in the future.
I'll hopefully be uploading the rest of the missing days tomorrow. Until then I hope your week is off to an amazing start!
On day one hundred and ninety-seven I met up with a friend for coffee and by the time I was heading home night had fallen. I was reminded once again how much I like night driving.
I find there's something soothing about driving at night. Sometimes if I'm struggling to get to sleep I love to get in my car and simply get lost in the drive and the journey. The glow of the dashboard and the lights steaming by are somewhat romantic I think. It's ever so beautiful. Are you a fan of driving at night?
Another post is on the way...
June 8, 2011
If you'd like to see what I was trying to recreate you can check out my original image here. Something about the focus in this photo annoys me a little - I just couldn't get it super sharp... Maybe I should have been wearing the contact instead of photographing it hey?
How has your week been going? Until next we meet in this little part of the internet I hope your week has been spectacular!
Here's a confession when I'm cooking I like pretending I'm on a cooking show (how embarrassing) explaining each of my steps and whatnot. It's a good thing that people rarely see me cook.
This little meal was so scrumptious!! I attached a piece of thick steak with a meat mallet until it became quite thin. Then I made a mixture of sundried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, spinach and fresh basil. Put it all in the middle of the steak, roll it up and then tie it with cooking string. Just pan fry it and you're done. Completely delicious!! Let me know if you give it a go.
Another post is on the way...
I decided to add the water drops just for a little bit of interest. This photo would have looked a lot better if I'd taken the time to light it properly but I was keen to dive back under the covers. So this is the best I could get. I have never been so thankful for my random collection of feathers. This little beauty saved my project. Are you a fan of feathers?
June 6, 2011
It was a magnificent spot and a perfect sunrise with just the right amount of cloud cover. It was incredibly perfect and oh so peaceful listening to birdsong usher in the new day. There was something amazing and wonderful about being able to watch the sunrise. A time filled with infinite possibilities for the coming day.
The emerging light hit the clouds and lit the sky in such a stunning way - simply breath-taking.
When was the last time you watched a sunrise? I can highly recommend it! It soothes the soul, provides a picture of infinite possibilities, and is filled with magnificent moments.
Until my next post I hope you take a moment to realize how beautiful life truly is.
While I was standing there watching the final moments of the sun's descent I noticed the moon had moved to be perfectly in shot. I just had to try and capture the magnificent moment.
A sunset takes me away and reminds me of a poem I once read by Kimbaline Navas called:
The yellow is so bright that it consumes my thoughts I fall deeper into the colors of the sun so that I could touch the orange glow, what a soft feeling, my sunset.
My sunset takes me to another place and time where there will be no problem to tall to overcome. This vision is imbedded in my mind it is like a river running free a clear thought on a sunny day and it ends with my sunset and me.
My sunset frees my thoughts from confusion it leads me to believe that I am on top of the world, setting me free to soar over the waters of my mind.
My sunset places me in a part of heaven where the day comes to an end with the beauty of my sunset."
Ah, such bliss!
June 3, 2011
See what I mean? A beautiful weed. I didn't have the heart to rip it out after I'd finished with the photos. Is it weird to form some sort of attachment to a pest in your garden?
Until my next post - take a moment to appreciate the world around you. It's far more beautiful than you might think at first glance.
There is so much detail and intricacy in the world around us. It's simply amazing and inspiring. All you have to do is look for it.
How was your week?
June 2, 2011
These eyes have brimmed with pain, loss, happiness, and heartache. These hands itch to be creative – to write, paint and capture. These eyes have been bloodshot too many times to count – from overwhelming tears, from sleep's elusive grasp.
And this mind… Ah this mind. This mind has wandered to the edge of the world and back. This brain has pictured millions of different scenarios each more fantastical than the next. This mind can get lost in a whirlwind of imagination - then slowly fall back into reality.
This face understands struggle, grace, and hope. This face has seen adversity and knows what grief is. This heart has experienced the Power and the Presence. This girl hangs on to faith. This is my story. My life.My heart splutters a little and nearly skips a beat. Because I know. I know. That this is who I am… I am unequivocally... ME.